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henrietta

[hen-ree-et-uh] /ˌhɛn riˈɛt ə/
noun
1.
a fine wool fabric constructed in twill weave, formerly made of silk warp and worsted filling.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; after Henrietta Maria (1609-69), queen consort of Charles I of England

Henrietta

[hen-ree-et-uh] /ˌhɛn riˈɛt ə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Henry.
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Word Origin and History for henrietta

Henrietta

fem. proper name, from French Henriette, fem. diminutive of Henri (see Henry). In late 19c. a type of light dress fabric.

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